Minister of Labour and Immigration Jason Copping issued a statement on the public engagement for the Occupational Health and Safety Code (OHS Code) review. Albertans are encouraged provide their input through an online survey, which is open until May 10.
Engaging with Albertans on a modern coal policy
Alberta has appointed an independent committee to lead a comprehensive public engagement to inform the development of a modern coal policy. Albertans are invited to share their thoughts in an initial survey. The survey is available online and will be open until April 19.
Rent assistance redesigned and improved
Following a review, the government has redesigned its Rent Supplement Program to meet the needs of Albertans in these difficult times. With more flexibility in housing choice, the program will include a long-term benefit for those most in need and a new temporary benefit for working Albertans and those between jobs. The redesigned program will provide critical housing support for about 11,600 households – 3,800 more than are served today.
Government of Canada news
Supreme Court of Canada rules on the constitutionality of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act
Health Canada taking further action to confirm the benefit-risk profile of the AstraZeneca vaccine
Health Canada has released a statement on its actions surrounding the AstraZeneca vaccine.
COVID-19 updates and improvements poster
Service Canada has updated its general poster, which has been updated with changes to the CRB, CRCB, and CRSB.
ESP Program new measures
The Energy Savings for Business (ESB) Program has released new measures eligible for incentives. These new measures will give businesses more opportunities to take advantage of the program, install more efficient equipment, and reduce emissions.
To keep these bulletins focused on new developments, we have moved key COVID-19 resources to our website. This list is updated as new information becomes available.
On behalf of all of the ACC executive and staff, thank you for all that you do. We wish you and yours good health.
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